Students gain an in-depth understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of both geography and planning. Consideration across the two complimentary disciplines includes the study of 21st century challenges, the ways that rural and urban areas adapt to economic, social and environmental change as well as other geographic and spatial issues. An interdisciplinary approach to study provides learning opportunities that draw upon the expertise of academics in both planning and geography as well as sociology and architecture. This programme is available with a Year in China. The Year in China allows undergraduate students the opportunity to spend one year at our joint venture, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), following XJTLU's BA China Studies degree classes. XJTLU is a fully English-speaking university, located in Suzhou. If you wish to study this programme with a Year in China please put the option code YC in the Further Choices section of your UCAS application form.